In 2016, we were approached by a benefactor to help him support a village school in Cambodia. Kanseng Village, near the city of Siem Riep & the ancient city of Ankor Watt, is a community development association which supports the Kanseng Primary School to provide good quality education for 380 children, attending in two shifts.
The school has 5 classrooms. Outside donations from supporters have enabled the school to provide books & educational resources for the children, The World Food Programme (WFP) provides breakfast, Singapore University students remodelled the school, and volunteers from Korea built 3 toilets. A Cambodia New Year’s Party raised money for a library.
We arranged for a volunteer architect to visit the school and draw the following plans in consultation with the school staff:
- To remodel the current kitchen shed to create storage space & make it a more hygienic environment.
- Make 2 more classrooms for secondary school children who currently study in outdoor classrooms.
- Tile the classroom floors to reduce the spread of dust.
- Build a small wooden house to accommodate volunteers to help the staff educate an increasing number of children.
We have so far raised $5,000, which was sent to Cambodia for the first stage of upgrading the kitchen.